A report from the Evening Times has suggested that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keen to keep Ross McCrorie amid interest from elsewhere.
McCrorie is back at Ibrox after spending last season out on loan. He made 23 appearances for Portsmouth in all competitions.
The Evening Times reports that Pompey are keen to take the 22-year-old back this season. Meanwhile, the report has claimed that Hibernian are leading the race for McCrorie.
Interestingly, the Evening Times adds that there are more sides in England and teams in Europe monitoring McCrorie.
But it appears that it should not surprise the Ibrox faithful if the youngster goes nowhere this summer.
The Evening Times reports that Gerrard is hoping to hold onto McCrorie despite the interest in him.
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McCrorie looks to be at a crucial stage in his Rangers career. There were glimpses of his quality during his time at Fratton Park, but it was arguably not quite the spell that would have made Gerrard rue letting him leave.
There will be plenty of supporters desperate to see him make the grade with the Gers. But perhaps the best way to achieve that is to let the youngster leave on another loan.
Even if he only moves until January, McCrorie surely needs to be playing regularly. And if Gerrard cannot provide assurances, he should be tempted by securing another temporary exit.